Saul Sanchez

December 13, 2012 • Obituaries


Memorial services will be held for Saul Sanchez, 39, of Roswell, at 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at the Roswell Civic Center, with Joe Madrid officiating. Saul passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.

Saul [auth] was born in Roswell, March 7, 1973, to Bonifacio and Gloria G. Sanchez. He worked at Spring River, NMMI and the Roswell Country Club golf courses until moving to Denver City, Texas. He was the head golf professional at the Yoakum County Golf Course.

Saul loved his family and friends dearly and was full of life. He had a very special love for his father. There was never a dull moment when he was around and anyone who knew Saul knew that he was never at a loss for words, and everyone was fair game. If an award were given for “smack talking” we all know who would have won. He loved the game of golf and he was an avid hunter, a not-so-good dancer and a diehard Denver Bronco fan. He had a wide array of friends and lifelong friendships and touched the lives of many. He will be missed by all who knew him. Saul was a caring man who would literally help anyone in need with no expectations of payback unless, of course, he was playing cards or golfing, and then a bet was a bet. He was the King to one, a father to three, a loving son and brother, El Diablo to some and a friend to many.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Betty Sanchez, of the family home; his three daughters, Seairra, Byanka and Eko Fury; his father Bonifacio N. Sanchez; his siblings, Bonifacio Sanchez Jr., Vonnie Sanchez, Mike and Sonya Sanchez-Garcia and Israel Sanchez, all of Roswell,

Sergio and Nancy Flores, of Odessa, Texas, and Marisa Garcia, of Clovis; and numerous nieces and nephews. Although he had many friends, Neil Bhakta was his one true friend whom he considered a brother.

He was preceded in death by his mother Gloria G. Sanchez; his sister Rosemary Soto; his brothers, Frank Matta and Bobby Sanchez; and his niece, Vonny (Von Von) Sanchez.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to any branch of First American Bank to Betty Sanchez, Acct. No. 66401401.

Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories in the online register book at

Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

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